40 Odd Facts About the Inbred King Charles II of Spain

The Inquisition tortured and executed heretics. The Catholic Man.

24. The Inquisition, Not Charles, Ruled Spain

King Charles was mentally and physically unfit to rule. When a crown prince is unfit to govern, instead of declaring a different successor to the throne, the king often wanted to hide the prince’s inabilities from the public. As a result, a regent or other body governs in place of the king. For Charles, the de facto authority that ruled Spain was the Inquisition. Many people died as heretics as a result.